Abandonware DOS title

Platformers: jumping and running sorted by release date

Platform games, also known as platformers, are a genre of video games characterized by gameplay focused on navigating a protagonist through a series of platforms and obstacles within a 2D or 3D environment. The main objective in platform games is to progress through levels, often reaching the end or completing specific objectives.

In platform games, players typically control a character who possesses the ability to jump or perform other acrobatic moves. These movements allow the character to traverse platforms, avoid obstacles, and defeat enemies or overcome challenges.

The genre originated in the early days of video gaming, with iconic titles like "Super Mario Bros" and "Donkey Kong" shaping the foundation of platformers. The success of these games led to the growth and diversification of the genre, resulting in a wide range of platform games with unique gameplay mechanics, art styles, and level designs.

wrathdemon-2

Wrath of the Demon

DOS19914.2/5 Abstrax
barbie-01

Barbie

DOS19923.4/5 Imagineering Inc.
bumpy-arcade-02

Bumpy's Arcade Fantasy

DOS19924.1/5 Loriciels
clyde-adventure-03

Clyde's Adventure

DOS1992freeware3.5/5 Moonlite Software
keendreams-1

Commander Keen: Keen Dreams

DOS19924/5 id software
cosmos-adventures-1-03

Cosmo's Cosmic Adventures

DOS1992protected4.1/5 Apogee Software
demon-blue-02

Demon Blue

DOS19924/5 Hirographics
dylan-dog-the-murderers-01

Dylan Dog: Murderers

DOS19923.7/5 Simulmondo
electroman-02

Electroman

DOS1992freeware3.3/5 xLand Games
first-samurai-02

First Samurai

DOS19923.9/5 Vivid Image
home-alone-2-2

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

DOS19924/5 Manley Associates
jilljungle-4

Jill of the Jungle

DOS19924.1/5 Epic MegaGames
jill-of-the-jungle-2-4

Jill of the Jungle 2: Jill Goes Underground

DOS19924.1/5 Epic MegaGames
jill-of-the-jungle-3-1

Jill of the Jungle 3: Jill Saves the Prince

DOS19923.8/5 Epic MegaGames
luigi-spaghetti-01

Luigi and Spaghetti

DOS19923.8/5 Topo Soft
magic-pockets-5

Magic Pockets

DOS19924/5 Bitmap Brothers
mcdonald-land-06

McDonald Land

DOS19923.7/5 Visual Concepts Entertainment
megaman3-08

Mega Man 3

DOS19924/5 Hi-Tech Expressions
nickyboom-1

Nicky Boom

DOS19924/5 Microids
popeye2-02

Popeye 2

DOS19923.4/5 Bizarre Developments
risky-woods-02

Risky Woods

DOS1992protected4/5 Dinamic Multimedia
secretagent-6

Secret Agent

DOS1992protected3.9/5 Apogee Software
super-cauldron-02

Super Cauldron

DOS19923.9/5 Titus Interactive
super-star-wars-01

Super Star Wars

DOS19924.1/5 LucasArts
coolcroc-2

The Cool Croc Twins

DOS19923.9/5 Arcade Masters
titusthefox-1

Titus the Fox

DOS1992protected4.2/5 Titus Interactive
Titus the Fox is a DOS horizontal scrolling platform game developed by Titus Interactive in 1992. As Titus, you have to advance through 15 levels to rescue your beloved Suzy who has been kidnapped. The player can interact with objects by throwing them at foes, or jumping higher. There are bosses at the end of each level and secret rooms spread acro...
trolls-1

Trolls

DOS19924.2/5 Flair Software
zool-3

Zool

DOS19923.9/5 Gremlin Graphics / Gremlin Interactive
Zool was to Amiga what Sonic was for Sega consoles: a cool protagonist (a ninja of the Nth dimension!) for a high adrenaline action platformer. Zool was designed by George Allen and published by Gremlin in 1992 and it was an instant success. It was ported for many platforms, DOS included, and followed by Zool 2 in 1993.
beethoven2-02

Beethoven 2

DOS19933.1/5 Rozner Labs Software Group
biomenace-2

Bio Menace Episode 1: Dr. Mangle's Lab

DOS1993freeware4/5 Apogee Software